Gay in Santa Fe: Santa Fe LGBT Summer Travel

Santa Fe’s extensive gay and lesbian population is in every part of the city, throughout every business district, and fully integrated into Santa Fe life. From gay-friendly clubs, restaurants and shops, to a number of TAG Approved hotels the city is a hot spot for GLBT travel.


Santa Fe traces its LGBT roots most notably to the migration of artists that came to the area in the early 20th Century in search of new subject matter, new environments, and fresh inspiration all of which they found in abundance in New Mexico. For the GLBT traveler, Santa Fe offers a refined, romantic, laid back town that provides sophisticated relaxation on all levels. Whether it is visual and performing arts, shopping, outdoor exploration, dining, experiencing the city through its endless hands on and creative opportunities, festivals and events, or relaxing with some simple down time and pampering, there is never a lack of possibilities for getting the most out of Santa Fe.


The calendar gets very full in the summer when Santa Fe is at its most vibrant. Coming events of interest include:

June 23 – Santa Fe Pride Festival

June 13-15 – Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

July 12-15 – ART Santa Fe International Art Fair

July 28-29 – Annual Spanish Market

June 29-August 25 – The Santa Fe Opera summer season

August 2-5 – SOFA West

August 18-19 – 91st Annual Santa Fe Indian Market


A list of Santa Fe TAG-Approved hotels, gay-oriented events, and additional information on Santa Fe as a gay destination appears on the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau’s web,   

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